This is another brilliantly simple activity that encourages children to explore and engage with their natural surroundings. You can easily tailor it to suit their personality as well, so for example some children might like to search for spiky, scary looking plants, rocks or sticks where as others might want to have a hanging made from only the colour purple! It really is up to them.
You will need…
string and/or thread
My daughters brief was ‘to find anything you find interesting or beautiful’ and put it on a tray. Our collection consisted of a range of petals and leaves of different shapes, colours and textures.
Tie the four sticks together to make a rectangular frame, and tie a large loop from one end to the other on one side, to hang your creation up with
When you have assembled your selection of items, pick your favourites and attach them to the top stick with some string, or the thread for a more subtle look.
Hang your nature hanging in the garden, or indoors if you would rather, to make a lovely, natural piece of decorative art.
Tip: Petals, flowers etc might not last long on the hanging, though some will last longer than others. They can be easily swapped for something else, providing a great opportunity to discuss the natural life cycle and changing of the seasons etc.